Tar Heels in pros: Sharpe breaks G League rebounding record in monster game; solid weeks for Anthony, White

By R.L. Bynum

Playing time with Brooklyn has been hard to come by lately for Day’Ron Sharpe, but he has made his mark in G League appearances with the Long Island Nets.

On Wednesday afternoon, he collected 30 points and 20 rebounds in 36 minutes of Long Island’s 118–114 road loss to the Westchester Knicks.

He became only the second G League player this season with a 30 and 20 game and broke the league record with 15 offensive rebounds. He made all four free-throw attempts while collecting two assists, two steals and for blocks.

He was available Wednesday night in Brooklyn but didn’t play in the Nets’ 113–111 loss to Dallas.

Reggie Bullock missed that game for the Mavericks as well as their 95–92 Sunday win at Dallas for personal reasons. Theo Pinson wasn’t active for either game.


It’s been a productive week for Cole Anthony with 19 points in both home losses for the 18–52 Orlando Magic.

He had eight rebounds and three assists in Sunday’s 116–114 overtime loss to Philadelphia and four rebounds and seven assists in a 150–108 Tuesday defeat against Brooklyn.


Coby White came off the bench to score in double figures for both Chicago road losses this week. In the 112–103 Monday loss to Sacramento, he collected 13 points and three assists. White had 12 points and two assists in Wednesday’s 125–110 defeat in Utah.

Tony Bradley didn’t play against the Kings and was scoreless in three minutes against the Jazz.

The two consecutive losses dropped the Bulls to 41–28, fifth in the Eastern Conference.


Harrison Barnes had six points, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks in Sacramento’s home win over Chicago. On Wednesday, he had 10 points and three rebounds in the Kings’ 125–126 home loss to Milwaukee as they fell to 25–46.


After Danny Green missed his second consecutive game Sunday at Orlando with a left middle finger laceration, he played in Philadelphia’s two games since then. He was scoreless with four rebounds and two assists in Monday’s 114–110 home loss to Denver and had six points, two 3-pointers and two steals in Wednesday’s 118–114 win at Cleveland.

The Sixers (42–26) are third in the Eastern Conference, three games back of Miami.


Ed Davis didn’t play in that Wednesday game for the Cavaliers (coach’s decision), but had a rebound and an assist in six scoreless minutes of Monday’s 120–111 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers (39–30) are sixth in the Eastern Conference.


Wayne Ellington played in all three of the Los Angeles Lakers’ losses this week. He had five points in two rebounds in nine minutes in Sunday’s 140–111 loss at Phoenix. It is the first time he’s played in three consecutive games since early January.

He scored six points and two 3-pointers in both the 114–103 Monday home loss to Toronto and the 124–104 Wednesday loss at Minnesota. Against the Raptors, he had three assists, two steals and a block in 25 minutes. In the Timberwolves game, Ellington had three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes.

The Lakers (29–40) have lost three consecutive games and are ninth in the Western Conference.

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Cameron Johnson still is recovering from a right quad contusion and has missed seven consecutive Phoenix games, including wins Sunday over the Lakers, Tuesday at New Orleans and Wednesday at Houston.

The Suns (56–14) are also playing without Chris Paul but still lead the Western Conference by eight games over Memphis.


Justin Jackson had two good all-around home games for the Texas Legends in the G League. He collected 24 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in Monday’s 115–109 win over the Iowa Wolves. In Tuesday’s 128–99 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, he had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

(Sunday through Wednesday)
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
116–114 Sunday OT loss vs. Philadelphia —
Started; 37 minutes, 19 points, 4–12 FG, 3–7 3FG, 8–8 FT, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 turnover, -11, 13.5 game score
150–108 Tuesday loss vs. Brooklyn — Started, 25 minutes, 19 points, 5–11 FG, 3–6 3FG, 6–9 FT, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers, -16, 15.4 game score
Season statistics —
56 games, 17.3 points, 39.6 FG%, 34.0 3FG%, 85.6 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Up next — 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Detroit, NBATV; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
112–103 Monday win vs. Chicago —
Started; 37 minutes, 6 points, 2–8 FG, 0–4 3FG, 2–2 FT, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, +14, 7.6 game score
135–126 Wednesday loss vs. Milwaukee — Started; 22 minutes, 10 points, 3–5 FG, 3–3 3FG, 1–3 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, +/- of 0, 8.6 game score
Season statistics — 66 games, 17.1 points, 47.3 FG%, 41.4 3FG%, 83.3 FT%, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday vs. Boston; 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Phoenix
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Tony Bradley, Chicago Bulls center
112–103 Monday loss at Sacramento
— Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
125–110 Wednesday loss at Utah — 3 minutes, 0 points, 1 turnover, +/- of 0, -1.0 game score
Season statistics — 48 games, 3.0 points, 58.7 FG%, 66.7 FT%, 3.6 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday at Phoenix, NBATV; 8 p.m. Monday vs. Toronto
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Reggie Bullock, Dallas Mavericks guard/forward
95–92 Sunday win at Boston and 113–111
Wednesday win at Brooklyn — Missed both games for personal reasons
Season statistics — 57 games, 8.2 points, 39.5 FG%, 34.5 3P%, 81.8 FT%, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assist
Up next —
7 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia; 7 p.m. Saturday at Charlotte, NBATV
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Ed Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers center
120–111 Monday win vs. Los Angeles Clippers
— 6 minutes, 0 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, +3, 1.4 game score
118–114 Wednesday loss vs. Philadelphia — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
Season statistics — 25 games, 1.1 points, 68.8 FG%, 42.9 FT%, 2.4 rebounds, 0.2 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Friday vs. Denver; 8 p.m. Saturday vs. Detroit
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Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers guard
140–111 Sunday loss at Phoenix —
9 minutes, 5 points, 2–3 FG, 1–2 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +4, 4.6 game score
114–103 Monday loss vs. Toronto — 25 minutes, 6 points, 2–6 FG, 2–5 3FG, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, +21, 6.6 game score
124–104 Wednesday loss at Minnesota — 18 minutes, 6 points, 2–5 FG, 2–5 3FG, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, +/- of 0, 5.3 game score
Season statistics — 40 games, 6.3 points, 40.8 FG%, 39.3 3FG%, 4–5 FT, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 of an assist
Up next — 7:30 Friday at Toronto; 8 p.m. Saturday at Washington
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
116–114 Sunday OT win at Orlando —
Missed second consecutive game with a left middle finger laceration
114–110 loss Monday vs. Denver — 14 minutes, 0 points, 0–5 FG, 0–2 3FG, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, -8, -0.9 game score
118–114 Wednesday win at Cleveland — 21 minutes, 6 points, 2–5 FG, 2–5 3FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals, +/- of 0, 5.1 game score
Season statistics — 48 games, 6.0 points, 39.0 FG%, 37.3 3FG%, 12–14 FT, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist
Up next — 7 p.m. Friday vs. Dallas; 8:30 Sunday vs. Toronto
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
140–111 Sunday win vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 131–115 Tuesday win at New Orleans and 129–112
Wednesday win at Houston — Has missed seven consecutive games with a right quad contusion
Season statistics — 60 games, 12.8 points, 47.5FG%, 44.8 3FG%, 87.3 FT%, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday vs. Chicago, NBATV; 6 p.m. Sunday at Sacramento
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Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers wing
Is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder
Season statistics — 42 games, 9.8 points, 46.0 FG%, 33.1 3P%, 73.4 FT%, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists
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Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks guard
95–92 Sunday win at Boston and 113–111
Wednesday win at Brooklyn — Not active for either game
NBA season statistics —
16 games, 1.8 points, 28.1 FG%, 24.0 3FG, 44 FT, 1.2 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist
G League season statistics —
14 games, 15.7 points, 40.4 FG%, 38.6 3FG%, 84.8 FT%, 4.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals
Up next — 7 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia; 7 p.m. Saturday at Charlotte, NBATV
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Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
110–107 Sunday win vs. New York
Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
150–108 Tuesday win at Orlando — Not active for the game
118–114 Wednesday loss in G League for Long Island Nets at Westchester Knicks — 36 minutes, 30 points, 12–25 FG, 1–4 3FG, 4–4 FT, 22 rebounds (15 offensive), 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 turnovers, 4 blocks, -12
Season NBA statistics — 32 games, 6.2 points, 57.7 FG%, 28.6 3P%, 58.5% FT, 5.0 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist
G League statistics (2021 part of season) — 4 games, 18.0 points, 47.8 FG%, 33.33P%, 85.7 FT%, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 2.6 blocks
G League statistics (2022 part of season) — 4games, 19.5 points, 51.8 FG%, 41.7 3FG%, 62.5 FT%, 13.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists
Up next — 7:30 Friday vs. Portland; 7:30 Monday vs. Utah, NBATV
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls guard
112–103 Monday loss at Sacramento
— 23 minutes, 4–10 FG, 3–9 3FG, 2–2 FT, 3 assists, 1 turnover, +2, 7.9 game score
125-110 Wednesday loss at Utah — 20 minutes, 5–10 FG, 2–5 3FG, 1 rebound, 2 assists, =/- of 0, 7.8 game score
Season statistics —
49 games, 13.4 points, 44.7 FG%, 39.9 3P%, 85.2 FT%, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Up next — 10 p.m. Friday at Phoenix, NBATV; 8 p.m. Monday vs. Toronto
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In the G League
Justin Jackson, Texas Legends forward
115–109 Monday win vs. Iowa Wolves
— 40 minutes, 24 points, 6–18 FG, 2–11 3FG, 6–6 FT, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, +7
128–99 Tuesday loss vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce — Started; 36 minutes, 16 points, 7–16 FG, 0–8 3FG, 2–3 FT, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, -11NBA season statistics — 7 games, 2.1 points, 33.3% FG, 33.3% 3FG, 1.0 rebounds, 0.3 of an assist
G League statistics (2022 part of season) — 21 games, 21.4 points, 39.9% FG, 36.7% 3FG, 83.9 FT%, 6.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists
G League statistics (2021 part of season) — 10 games, 22.7 points, 47.3% FG, 41.4% 3FG, 79.2 FT%, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals 
Up next — 10 p.m. Thursday at Agua Caliente Clippers; 8 p.m. Sunday at South Bay Lakers
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Photo via @LongIslandNets

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